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In every culture, we've seen food celebrated and progressed. Soul food with its cheap food and unhealthy associations tends to be the exception. These modern soul food recipes strive to challenge those perceptions and associations, while also honoring tradition.

They are neo-soul remixes of Big Mama's recipes that can be eaten every day including busy weeknights. They are fusion recipes blending traditional soul food ingredients with cuisines and techniques from around the world. Examples could be these braised pork neck bones, smothered green beans, and beef oxtail soup.

Even more so, they are about both elevating and changing the narrative around soul food by offering healthier versions of vegetables (okra, collard greens, cabbage, sweet potatoes, blackeyed peas) that are connected to modern techniques and global flavor trends.

It also serves the purpose of reminding us that soul food is farm to table, i.e. it is rooted in food that is real, vegetable-centric, and local. You will find twists on classics ingredients like roasted watermelon steaks, grilled sweet potatoes, and blistered okra and tomatoes.

You can also get vegan versions of traditional soul food recipes like vegan mac and cheese, vegan collard greens, stewed okra, and blackeyed peas.

"Modaji Suite" Easy Pan Fried Cod with Curry Crust

What's up my peeps! Today, we bring you a dish that dances between the gentle embrace of a perfectly pan-fried cod and the vibrant flavors of an aromatic curry crust. Picture this: succulent flakes of cod enveloped in a golden crust, tantalizing your senses with every crispy bite. As the fragrant spices of the curry …

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"Faithful" Braised Collard Greens with Bacon

Related Collard Greens Recipes Braised collard greens with bacon is a classic Southern dish that is packed with flavor and nutrition. The combination of tender collard greens, crispy bacon, and savory broth creates a dish that is both hearty and satisfying.  In this blog post, I'll share a simple recipe for braised collard greens with …

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"Go Away Dream" The BEST Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

Related Posts: Blackeyed Peas Curry Vegan Collard Greens Stewed Okra If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to the classic mac and cheese that still packs on flavor, then this recipe is tailored just for you! This Vegan mac and cheese is a delicious plant-based twist on the classic comfort food. Not only are all …

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"Tomorrow" Old School Pinto Beans With Ground Beef

Related Bean Recipes Pinto Beans and Brisket Ham Hock and Beans Southern Pinto Beans Are you a person who loves cooking and experimenting with different flavors in the kitchen? If so, this slow cooked pinto beans with ground beef recipe is for you! There's nothing quite like the taste and texture of soft, savory pinto …

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